Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Sarah (Lowell) Copeland Photos About 1910 ~ 52 Ancestors #31

I am participating in this year's 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks writing challenge from Amy Johnson Crow. Each week has an optional writing prompt and this week's writing prompt is Oldest.

My second great-grandmother, Sarah Lowell, was born 30 December 1933, in Calais, Maine, and spent just about her entire life there. She married Henry Clay Copeland in 1858 and had two sons and one daughter. I shared a brief biography of her at Matrilineal Monday ~ Sarah Lowell.

I have two photographs of her that I think were taken on the same day.

Her son, Lowell Copeland, wrote the captions on the back, noting that he believed his mother was between 75 and 80 years old, dating these photos to between 1908 and 1913. I love that he dated his caption 2/27/30 and of course, that it's in his handwriting.

My mother in the study,
Main St. house Calais, Me.
Mother between 75 + 80 years old.
3/27/30                Lowell Copeland

The E.S.C. below that likely refers to Elizabeth Sewall Copeland (my mother's aunt Betty). Perhaps this photograph originally went to her.

My mother in the study, in
the old Main St house at
Calais, Me. with "Finn" her cat.
Mother between 75 + 80 years old.

3/27/30                Lowell Copeland


  1. I am catching up on blog reading. I love the photo of Sarah resting in the chair - what a classic!

  2. I love these photos. What gems! I think she was probably born in 1833, though, not 1933?